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It’s time to reexamine the targeting of conservatives by Lois Lerner and the IRS

Jay Sekulow, The Trump administration is prompting a lot of change in Washington. Now, there’s a new call to get to the bottom of the corruption inside the Internal Revenue Service’s well- coordinated scheme to target conservative organizations. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam have sent

Cleaning Up a Swamp that Bites Back

Robert Knight, Less than three months into the Trump administration, the grand battle over the size, scope and purpose of the federal government is beginning. The seating of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will return the U.S. Supreme Court to a full complement and, it is hoped, respect for constitutional limitations on power –including its own. 

Burglars: It is getting harder to tell the Private Thieves from the Government Thieves

Paul Jacob, The legitimate purpose of government? It is to protect citizens from force and fraud, to defend individuals against violent and criminal attacks on their persons and property, and, beyond that, to leave them at liberty to pursue their own happiness. Tyranny, conversely, is what we call governments that engage in force and fraud,

Obama’s IRS Chief Who Dodged Impeachment Continues Under Trump

Fred Lucas | Daily Signal, “If we saw more pressure from Congress, I think Koskinen would be gone” In the heart of tax season, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen will address the National Press Club next Wednesday even as many members of Congress question why someone who dodged impeachment during the Obama administration continues

Make no mistake, disclosing Trump’s tax returns (and anyone else’s) is a felony

Hans A. von Spakovsky, One can argue about whether public officials should be expected to release their tax returns. Frankly, as a former public official at the Federal Election Commission, I believe we’ve gone way too far in denying officials any semblance of a private life. I don’t care what President Donald Trump’s tax returns

The Constitution Protects Us from Government. And Only from Government

Candidate Donald Trump ran on massive regulatory rollbacks. And won thereon. Since being sworn in, he’s – in very un-Washington-D.C.-fashion – adhered to and started implementing his campaign promises. Including his regulatory rollbacks – pledging cuts of “75% or more.” Serious business. His Cabinet almost inarguably is the most deregulatory in our nation’s history. To

Republicans want to know why Trump hasn’t fired the IRS head

Nearly two months into the Trump administration, the IRS commissioner House Republicans once threatened with impeachment remains on the job.  John Koskinen’s continued tenure may be surprising, considering how aggressively Republicans went after him under the Obama administration. But despite a sustained push by congressional Republicans to oust the IRS chief before his five-year term

Phone tap on Trump recalls Obama lies and high-tech harassment

Lloyd Billingsley, The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting. President Donald Trump has charged that the previous president tapped his phones during the 2016 election campaign. With Democrats and the old-line establishment media in a fury, the people would do well to recall the 44th president’s high-tech harassment of journalists and his legacy of lies.  “If